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The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway : A History of the Lake Superior District's Pioneer Iron Ore Hauler - John Gaertner

The Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway

A History of the Lake Superior District's Pioneer Iron Ore Hauler

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2009
ISBN: 9780253351920
Number Of Pages: 368

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The rise and fall of the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway from 1887 to its merger with the Soo Line in 1961 is the subject of this thoroughly researched book. The DSS&A was organized in the hope that it would become a transcontinental link between the Canadian Pacific at the Sault and the Northern Pacific at Duluth, with the major route taking passengers from the Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior through Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to St. Ignace. The line was forced to merge because of competition from more efficient lake vessels on Lake Superior, which could carry goods of lower value at much better rates than the DSS&A.

John Gaertner's account draws on a wide array of sources, such as the Soo Line records at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, the Michigan State Archives at Lansing, the Burton Historical Collection in Detroit, and local newspaper accounts. A compelling read for history buffs and railroad enthusiasts alike.

Industry Reviews

"This is a solid job of scholarship and makes a number of important contributions to the field of railroad history." Craig Sanders, author of Amtrak in the Heartland "Just the right length to be both a reference book for a historian, and a book read by someone who would have a general interest in railroad history." James A. Welton, retired Soo Line Director of Labor Relations

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Strap and T Rails to the Iron Mountainsp. 1
Irresolvable Conflicts Create the MH&Op. 23
The Mackinac Roadp. 41
Formation of the DSS&A-Canadian Pacific Seizes Powerp. 63
The Zenith City Short Linep. 91
The Mineral Range and L'Anse Bay Railroadp. 109
An Independent Entrance to Superiorp. 127
The South Range Linep. 151
Bridge Route Revisitedp. 175
World War I-Soo Line Control Follows Federal Controlp. 197
Drastic Cuts-Bankruptcyp. 219
Reorganization-Profitabilityp. 247
Promoting the Family-The End of the South Shorep. 267
Epiloguep. 287
Appendixp. 293
Notesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 331
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780253351920
ISBN-10: 0253351928
Series: Railroads Past and Present
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.09

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